Chinese authorities will lift the quarantine and entry restrictions for foreign tourists imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules will go into effect on January 8. South China Morning Post writes about it.
The National Health Commission announced the reduction of anti-covid measures. A change in the classification of COVID-19 in the ranking of infectious diseases from category A to category B is expected, since the disease is now milder, rarely leading to serious lung damage and other complications.
The publication also reports, citing sources, that the strict control measures, including the mandatory quarantine for tourists arriving in China, will be lifted after the virus is downgraded to category B.
Since 2020, covid is considered an infectious disease of the highest category A, which includes plague and cholera.
Earlier, Sri Lanka lifted entry restrictions related to preventing the incidence of the coronavirus. The decision went into effect on December 7. Now, when entering the country, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination certificates or PCR test results before boarding the plane.